First of all, this post has been a long time coming. We have a banner now and everything for our stage. It’s too much. it’s far too much.
We’re very humble here at 7BitArcade so being granted a stage partnership was huge news for us as it cemented a milestone in our timeline that we had long been working towards. 7BitArcade has been running for 3 years now, and hosting a festival stage was pencilled in as a significant goal right from the start. So now that we are here, and we have that stage. What the fuck are we going to do? That’s a lie, we know exactly what we are going to do with every band who are playing the stage. Sessions bitch. Plus, with this news, 7BitArcade have decided to invest not just in equipment (3D cameras guys) but in getting some familiar faces along to help us on our journey to said math-rock utopia.
Video at ATG
Last years video coverage was incredible and we were so lucky & honoured to be asked to film the official promo video for ArcTanGent. This year, we will be doing more than that; so much more. If you spot us walking around with cameras, put on a show. Get involved in and be part of the documentary that we are shooting on the festival. 2014 will also be the year of sessions. The life changing Arcane Roots session from last year made team 7Bit realise that we are really damn good at shooting close ups of bands with guitars; Extreme zoom in on those fingers strumming is our speciality.
Team along for the ride
On the back of his incredible video work for The Math Rock Blog, we have asked Zarif Miah to join the 7BitArcade crew to do off the cuff, off the wall video segments with you the crowds and hopefully every band under the sun. Zarif is far too friendly for his own good so he will probably end up being fed rum all weekend by the 7Bit editorial team. If you missed his videos from last year, then why not re-find yourself this Monday with one of his best.
As well as Zarif, we have upped the number of photographers and video team roaming the site.
Last year, we had a huge amount of success with the 7BitArcade news segments that went live after each day of the festival. For those at home, it was a chance to see what they were missing at the festival; a combination of real news, parody and bands acting like heroes made sure that 7BitArcade news was a turning point in video and an idea that we are working on to turn into a weekly series.
To celebrate that fact, at ArcTanGent this year we are pleased to add Andy Crowder, or Sir Musical Mathematics to the news team who will be joining team 7BitArcade as a guest host. Musical Math are known far and wide for their incredible coverage of everything math-rock so we are pumped to have Andy on board to dry wit his way to success on the news team.
So if you see a lanyard with the 7BitArcade logo on, pose nicely for them as you may end up being in the official gallery of the event or even in upcoming videos!
ArcTanGent is nearly here. We’ll be there.